Epic, Blizzard alums accumulate to form all-remote studio Lightforge Games
The pandemic-era trend of all-remote studios with triple-A alumni manufactures ahead. Today a band of Epic Games and Blizzard Entertainment alumni declared the development of Lightforge Games, a new all-remote studio dedicated to “changing how RPGs are played”
In a press release, CEO Matt Schrembi states that Lightforge Games has started advancement on a cross-platform social video game where players “have the power to create worlds and tell stories with unprecedented freedom.”
The pitch is that this game would be a crossing point with tabletop RPGs joined with the worldbuilding and player-creation tools of Minecraft or Roblox.
It’s additionally a new studio promoting its all-remote functionality, something that was actually conceivable before the COVID-19 pandemic, yet now seems to be a greater extent a calling card now that developers big and small have started to think about various types of hybrid and remote-supporting work solutions.
Lightforge has folded into existence with the help of $5 million in investments from Galaxy Interactive, NetEase Games, Dreamhaven (helmed by previous Blizzard boss Mike Morhaime), Maveron, 1UP Ventures, and other angel investors.